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Square-Neck Tops Are the New Off-the-Shoulder Tops

Square-neck tops at Rodarte and Cushnie et Ochs Spring 2018

Square-neck tops at Rodarte and Cushnie et Ochs Spring 2018; Images: Imaxtree

There’s no denying the power of a great blouse. A top that pairs perfectly with jeans, a miniskirt or tailored trousers is one of the most important and convenient items you can keep in your closet — hence why the off-the-shoulder top caught on like wildfire. But if that skin-baring wunderkind style is starting to feel tired, a new silhouette is primed and ready to take its place as your wardrobe MVP. Introducing the square-neck top.

We first noticed romantic square necklines in the spring collections of everyone from iconic design houses like Carolina Herrera and Dolce & Gabbana to cutting-edge labels like Isa Arfen, Cushnie et Ochs and Rodarte. Ironic as it may be, the Renaissance shape felt fresh and new, especially after months of bare shoulders permeating every aspect of ready-to-wear. What’s more, this trend shows just enough skin to be flirty and feminine while its covered shoulders make it a doable option for the office. A true must-have, indeed.

If you’re ready to give your off-the-shoulder top a break, try getting a fresh upgrade for spring with one of the shoppable options ahead. Suffice it to say, this season, it is officially hip to be square.

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